Evolving Reaction-Diffusion Controllers for Minimally Cognitive Animats

  • Kyran Dale
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4095)


This paper describes work carried out to investigate whether a classic reaction-diffusion (RD) system could be used to control a ‘minimally cognitive’ animat. The reaction-diffusion system chosen was that first described by Gray and Scott (Gray-Scott) and the minimally cognitive behaviors those used by Beer et. al involving the fixation and discrimination of diamond and circle shapes by a whiskered animat. The parameters of this RD-controller were evolved using an evolutionary, or genetic, algorithm (GA).


Genetic Algorithm Weighted Link Rich Dynamic Circle Shape Redundant Link 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyran Dale
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  1. 1.Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR), InformaticsUniversity of SussexBrightonUK

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